Friday, October 22, 2010

KITTY PRYDE: AGENT OF SHIELD #3 - February 1998

Pryde Goeth Before the Fall

Credits: Larry Hama (writer), Jesus Redondo (penciler), Sergio Melia (inker), Glynis Oliver (colors), Jim Novak (letters),

Summary: Ogun resumes control of the Helicarrier’s computer as he possesses Rigby. Kitty accepts a duel in the Astral Plane in exchange for Rigby’s life. As Kitty duels Ogun, Rigby and Wolverine shut down the Helicarrier’s computer. When Kitty wins the fight, she spares Ogun’s life. Humbled by her compassion, Ogun reflects on what he’s become and ends the conflict.

Review: Oh, it’s another exciting issue of the Helicarrier acting wacky while someone tries to shut its computer down. Jesus Redondo is actually given an opportunity to show his knack for drawing machinery and landscapes, but his action sequences and character moments are still flat. The story itself is just as dull. I do like the small twist that has the villain actually appreciating the hero’s act of mercy, since these stories usually end with the villain scoffing at the hero’s compassion and rejoining the fight…which of course means the hero has to kill him anyway. Outside of that brief moment though, we’re left with a gratuitous miniseries by a creative team that seemed to enjoy working on the book as much as they enjoyed filling out their taxes.

1 comment:

Teebore said...

we’re left with a gratuitous miniseries by a creative team that seemed to enjoy working on the book as much as they enjoyed filling out their taxes.

Hilariously apt!

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